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Rohingya in Rakhine state suffer government retaliation

Military uses indiscriminate violence in pursuit of Al Yaqeen fighters who demand equal rights for Rohingya Muslims.

Donald Trump’s Phone Call With Taiwan: China Lodges Diplomatic Protest in Response, So What?

15 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

In response to Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwanese leader, Tsai Ing-wen, China has lodged an official diplomatic protest today, but diplomatically is blaming Taiwan for the “petty” move. The protest urged the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid an unnecessary disturbances in relations. Show More Summary

China's Xi says military must be smaller, but more capable

16 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's armed forces must be smaller but more capable, and if reforms are not properly carried out the military risks falling behind, affecting its ability to wage war, Chinese state media on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying.

Trump Is Right: Our Generals Haven't "Done the Job"

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. President-elect Donald Trump's message for the nation's senior military leadership is ambiguously unambiguous. Here is he on 60 Minutes just days after the election. Trump: "We have some great generals. Show More Summary

These Are the Books We're Giving Our Friends This Year

Every year, Mother Jones receives hundreds of worthy books, but there are always a handful that truly stand out, the ones we end up foisting on friends and family. Well, friends and family, here you go, in no particular order. Also,Show More Summary

What the Heck Is a Placebo Anyway?

Anton Mesmer, an 18th-century German physician, believed a mysterious force he called "animal magnetism" could be used to cure people. Mesmer's theory was that there was invisible fluid in the body that could be controlled by magnetized objects and that disease was a result of "obstacles" to those fluids' flow. Show More Summary

Iran VP: Syria war images 'bother me'

Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar on her country's support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s First Wedding Pastor Ed Taylor Is Among 50 Still Missing After The Sevier County Fire

34 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

Gatlinburg, Tennessee wedding pastor Rev. Ed Taylor Ph.D. is among the people missing after the Gatlinburg fire. Rev. Taylor conducted about 85,000 wedding ceremonies over more than three decades. Taylor, who also specialized in marriage counseling, is attributed with pioneering the wedding industry at least in his region. Show More Summary

Rocking Out Backstage With an Opera Star

48 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

Visit the boisterous backstage life of the opera star Anna Netrebko in her current production at the Met.

The Playlist: Burial and Laura Marling Slip Deeper Into the Void

48 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

Hear the new music that caught our pop critics’ attention this week, from Lil Yachty’s Beats 1 Freestyle to an imaginative Paul Simon remix.

Itineraries: 5 Ways to Be a Better Tourist

49 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

People who train tour guides say there are some basic ways that Americans can be better guests when taking tours abroad.

Sports of The Times: At Liberty University, All Sins at Are Forgiven on the Altar of Greed

50 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

Liberty University, a Christian school that covets a higher athletic profile, looked the other way and found an athletic director who did the same.

Command Z: On the Internet, to Be ‘Mom’ Is to Be Queen

51 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

When teenagers (and those of us who talk like them) call celebrities and their besties ‘Mom’ — explained.

Mosul: Thousands facing 'catastrophic' water shortages

Some Iraqi civilians forced to drink sewage water after major water pipeline was destroyed during fighting with ISIL.

The William Richards Murder Case

58 minutes agoNews / Crime : Jim Fisher True Crime

In 1993, 44-year-old William Richards and his wife Pamela, while they were building a house near Hesperia, California in the high desert in San Bernardino County, lived in a motor home. Because there were no power lines near the property, a generator in a nearby shed provided the electricity. Show More Summary

Clubber claims Drake's bodyguard punched him at L.A. club

1 hour agoNews : NY Daily News

A bodyguard for Drake allegedly clocked a man while clearing the bathroom for his boss at a Los Angeles club.

Syrian rebels lose more ground in Aleppo: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have captured 60 percent of the area previously held by rebels in eastern Aleppo after gaining new ground on the city's eastern edge, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturd...

Russia's Lavrov says difficult to solve peace treaty issue with Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday it would be difficult to close the gap in positions over a peace treaty with Japan.

For the Record's week in review: Election wounds reopened

1 hour agoNews : USAToday: News

After such a nasty and unprecedented campaign, big surprise — people were still pissed off.        

Duterte: During phone call, Trump praised my drug war as ‘right way’

1 hour agoNews : BlogPost

President Duterte’s plan to “kill all” the country’s suspected drug users and dealers has many foreign critics, including the United States, the European Parliament and the International Criminal Court. It now has at least one high profile supporter: Donald Trump, at least according to Duterte. In a statement, Duterte on Saturday shared details of a […]

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